Goa. Our dream come true. (part 1)

Our travel to this mysterious country has begun on March, 25th. Flied together with the friend. Northern Goa, Kandolim, hotel RAZERES RESORT GOA.Great Goa

Leaving on a gangway from the plane and having made the first breath air of Goa, you understand that home is far and it is possible not to think any more about what besides how to spend these 2 weeks so that impressions would suffice still at least before following holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

North India. Report about trip. (part 2)

Day 5-8:
In trainSitting on the train in Agra we moved to Jaipur. After six hours we arrived in this wonderful city. Trains are very funny – not to steal luggage, all passengers buy special locks, which are tied to their baggage shelves. And the shoes put on the fan, fastened to the ceiling – is considered conditioned first-class carriage. We followed this rule, so we were not robbed.
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North India. Report about trip. (part 1: Agra)

Taj Mahal
I bought a ticket to New Delhi and left there in February. Have to say that this is the best time to visit India, because the weather is not so hot at north of country nor at the south. This time I decided two weeks to travel the following route: Delhi – Agra and its surroundings – Jaipur – Varanasi – Delhi.
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What to do in Varanasi?

Ganges in Varanasi
Varanasi. Benares. Kashi. This are 3 names of one city that lives in the heart of every Hindu. Deeply religious, the most blessed of all the holy cities, it is a favorite place of Lord Shiva and is situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. This is the final destination for each Hindus, which seeks to get out from the chain of rebirth and attain the liberation.
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Useful tips for Indian travel

  1. Traditional advice – Drink only bottled water (for India, it is extremely important).
  2. Negotiate the price with taxi drivers and rickshaws beforehand, because there is no counters in the machines.
  3. Taj Mahal closed on Fridays, so do not plan to visit it that day.
  4. Take care of your valuable things, especially while traveling by train.
  5. Trains are late all the time, it is extremely dangerous to take tickets back to back on to the next mode of transport.
  6. India – a paradise for shoppers. Excellent silk, gorgeous silverware, delicious tea, hand-embroidered pillows and articles of wood and bronze will be a wonderful souvenir. Don’t forget to buy great cosmetics from the Himalaya – toothpaste, creams, shampoos.